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Worried About Your Home’s Aesthetic? We have a Variety of Wood Fencing Options

Would you like to install a fence on your property, but are worried about how it might look? At Northeastern Fences, we know that all fences are not created equal. We also know that matching the right fence for your property can make a big difference in aesthetic value. We offer a wide variety of wood fencing options to help assure that we have fence perfect for you.

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Stockade fences are the perfect mix of privacy and beauty. Stockade fences do not contain gaps, so they offer more privacy than other fences. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the look of your property though. We offer a wide variety of stockade fence patterns created from a variety of different woods.

Picket Fences

Nothing beats a classic. That’s why we offer some of the most beautiful picket fence styles. Although the classic color for a picket fence is white, we offer picket fences a wide variety of colors, sizes, and wood types.

Post Fences

If you are looking for something a little more simple, a post fence might be right for you. Some people prefer post fences because they do not hide as much of their property as other fence types do. If you feel like post fences are a little too simple for you, remember that you can always add decorative post caps to your fence to add a touch of flavor to your property.

Types of Wood

It is important to know that not all wood is created equal and that there are benefits and drawbacks to any type of wood you choose for us to build your fence out of. Choosing the right wood can seem daunting, but with a little guidance from one of our fencing professionals, you can be sure that you will be satisfied with the fence. We even provide a written warranty on every fence that we install.


At Northeastern Fences, we know it can be tricky to pick out the perfect fence for your property. Furthermore, if your fence is not installed properly, it can not only look bad, but also create a safety issue. If you are worried about picking and installing the right fence for your property, come to our showroom and let one of our fencing professionals show you all our wood fence options available to you.

By Joe Shear on September 15th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Enjoy a Backyard Bonfire in Privacy! Install a Privacy Fence

At Northeastern Fences, we believe summer and autumn are the perfect time for building a bonfire in your backyard. Bonfires can provide the perfect ambiance for backyard parties or family get-togethers. Nothing beats sitting around a fire with friends and family to tell stories, sing campfire songs, and who can say no to s’mores? But there are a number of things you need to consider before building a backyard bonfire regarding materials needed, safety and privacy.

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To get a fire started you will need an ignition source (matches or a lighter), tinder, and kindling. There are a number of different strategies that you can employ to start your fire (see here). Once started, fires need fuel to burn and in the case of bonfires, the preferred fuel is usually wood. The best type of wood to use in your bonfire is hardwood that has been cured. Cured wood is wood that has been dried out for a long time (usually more than a year). Uncured wood produces more smoke and has smaller flames.

You also need something to contain your fire. A lot of people like to have an established place in their backyard for bonfires. Having an established bonfire area allows you to burn the same place over and over again while keeping the rest of your lawn in great condition. Some cities or homeowners associations will also require fire to be burnt within a firepit. Firepits are structures in which a fire is burned. They can be a as simple as a ring made of metal or stone used to contain a fire, or they can be very elaborate structures designed for maximum bonfire enjoyment.


It is always best to err on the side of caution when fire is involved. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when making a bonfire. If you are using a fire starter, make sure you are using one designed to start fires (such a lighter fluid) and always follow the recommended usage instructions. Never use gasoline or alcohol to start a fire. Do not burn a fire in areas that you are not allowed. Some areas have permanent or temporary burn bans due to climate. Dry vegetation can catch fire and easily get out of control. Always clear any flammable debris within a 10 foot area around your fire and try to avoid placing fires under any low hanging vegetation. Lastyly, be sure your fire is totally extinguished with water before you leave it.


Bonfires are a fun family activity, but if you live in the suburbs, you may feel like you are throwing a bonfire for the whole neighborhood. More and more, it seems as homes are being built closer together. Having neighbors is great, but you may not always share your family moments with everyone in the neighborhood. A privacy or stockade fence may be exactly what you are looking for. At Northeastern Fences we know you value your privacy, so visit us today to see how we can meet your privacy fence needs.

By Joe Shear on August 25th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Make Winter Easy for Your and Your Pet: Install a Yard Fence

Just like you, we at Northeastern Fences, love our pets, but it can be frustrating when our furry friends wake you up in the early morning wanting to go outside, especially during the chilly New York winters. Wouldn’t you like to be able to just open a door and let your pet run free instead of having to bundle up and walk outdoors in the bitter cold? Well, you can! Installing a yard fence can benefit both you and your pet. How, you may ask?

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Although you may think it’s too cold to play outside, that doesn’t mean your pets do! A lot of pets love running around and playing in the snow. Although this may be fun for your pets, you may not feel like being outside in the cold with them. With a yard fence, you both can get your way. A yard fence allows you to open the door and let your furry friends play outside while you stay inside in the nice warm house. It also gives your pets the freedom to run around in the snow without being constrained by a leash.


Ice can be a hazard to both you and your pet. When sidewalks get slippery, the chances of slipping and getting injured increase. Walking a pet on ice increases the chances of you slipping even more. Even though slipping can also be a hazard to your pets, the biggest ice related threat to your pet is when we try to get rid of ice. A lot of the salts used for melting ice can cause considerable damage to your pet’s paws. Ice melt products tend to dry our paws causing them to become sore and cracked. You can keep your pet’s paws safe by letting them run around your fenced in yard, rather than on icy or salted sidewalks.

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Remember, although your pets may love playing in the cold, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t susceptible to the dangers that come with cold weather. Be sure to check on your pets often and let them inside if you think they are getting too cold. Always be sure to follow the recommended winter safety tips to avoid injuries to your pet.

Winter is just around the corner, so if you want to enjoy the comfort of your home while your pet friends get to enjoy the outdoors, please visit us at Northeastern Fences today to get an estimate on installing a yard fence. You and you furry friends will be glad you did! We service the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area and have helped thousands since 1993. Call today at 518-767-9316.

By Joe Shear on August 7th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Chain Link Fence FAQs

Why would I want a chain link fence?

There are as many reasons to get a chain link fence as there are homeowners, commercial businesses, sports facilities, and other organizations. A chain link fence can improve security, protect property, prevent potential hazards, keep animals in or out, assure pool safety, serve athletic needs, demonstrate artistic creativity, or reduce liability. The list goes on.

But why chain link as opposed to other types of fences?Chain Link Fence FAQs Image - Albany NY - Northeastern Fences

Personal preference is, of course, one factor. Other reasons include durability and cost-effectiveness. A huge consideration is a low maintenance that a chain link fence affords. There’s no wood to treat or replace or repair over the course of time. You get easy-to-care-for protection for years to come.

Are there environmental benefits?

If you have vinyl-coated chain link fencing, the vinyl has ecological advantages in terms of sustainability. Vinyl can be recycled and is non-toxic. Unlike many wood treatments, vinyl is not treated with harmful chemicals. And choosing chain link instead of wood means you are not exhausting the natural resources of forests.

What about cost and long-term value?

Quite simply, chain link fencing offers one of the most affordable and economical fencing alternatives available. As we said, add to this the fact it is durable and virtually maintenance-free.

Do you offer variety in chain link fence design and style?

Northeastern Fences offers a variety of chain link fence sizes, colors, and styles. One option might be a silver, galvanized steel chain link fence. An alternative chain link fence choice might be a powder-coated or vinyl-coated style in black, dark brown, dark green or white. Our experts will help you find the right style, size, and gauge. We work with nationally recognized suppliers whose products are of the highest caliber.

What about fence installation?

Choose professionals who have a sterling reputation and solid customer feedback and reviews. When it comes to installation, our knowledgeable and trained professionals are ready to apply the lessons learned from more than 25 years in the business.

Can you help us navigate the whole fence-buying process?

A chain link fence experts in the Capital Region, eastern New York and western Massachusetts, Northeastern Fences can help you clarify and discern your individualized needs. We can guide you in your decision-making. For example, a silver, galvanized steel chain link fence, with a sturdy framework and secure fittings, gives you durable, cost-effective and low-maintenance protection for years to come. We can assist you in finding find the size and gauge that gives you the chain link fence that is exactly right for your setting and needs. Our nationally recognized suppliers conform to the highest industry standards.

Can you give us any assurances after the sale and installation?

At Northeastern Fences, we provide a written warranty for every single fence we install. We don’t run away and abandon you after the transaction is completed.

How do I reach Northeastern Fences?

Northeastern Fences is based in Selkirk, NY and has served the Albany, Schenectady, Troy area since 1993. Call us at (518) 767-9316 or stop by at 1650 US Route 9W. Suite 103. You also can reach Northeastern Fences anytime online.

By Joe Shear on July 24th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

The Importance of Reviewing Your Fence Contractor

As you ponder whom to hire as a reputable and trustworthy fence contractor, use the same care you would in hiring any contractor.

  • Hire a true professional.
  • Let’s consider several key points.
  • Look for competence, integrity, and reliability.

By competence, we simply mean you want a fencing contractor that knows fences: materials, installation, care, maintenance, craftsmanship, durability, design, utility. You want to deal with people who know fencing like it’s their business and they’re proud of it.

Northeastern Fences meets that standard.Reviewing Your Fencing Contractor Image - Albany NY - Northeastern Fences

As for integrity, you want a fencing contractor that has your best interests at heart. You want a contractor you can trust.

Regarding reliability, a good fence contractor shows up on time, prepared, knowledgeable, and well versed in addressing any contingency that arises in the proper design, installation or care of your fence.

As you review fence contractors, the cost is naturally a key consideration. But the cost is ultimately calculated in terms of value. You want durability, usefulness and low maintenance in your fence selection. That’s where value enters the picture. A good contractor provides value not only in materials but also in workmanship. Northeastern Fences is pleased to share our philosophy and rationale on comparison pricing.

Materials and Workmanship

You want your fencing contractor to use materials that hold up against time and weather. You want the contractor to counsel you in selecting the most suitable materials for your commercial or residential property. Northeastern Fences deals with nationwide manufacturers with sterling reputations.

As for workmanship, we’ve been designing and installing fencing for more than 25 years. Northeastern Fences enjoys a fine reputation based on customer satisfaction. Plus, our work is guaranteed.

Proximity is an obvious but notable factor to consider. Northeastern Fences is a go-to source for at least 10 counties around and beyond the Capital District. Within this geographic reach, there are dozens of cities, towns, villages, and hamlets we consider as part of our service area. We are either your neighbors or near your neighbors.


We mentioned reputation, but how do you now if your fencing contractor has a solid reputation? Listen to the contractor’s customers. In our case, we’ve been designing and installing fencing for more than 25 years and have legions of loyal customers. We are always happy to share success stories.

What about honesty and trustworthiness? Perhaps those attributes are more difficult to weigh or hard to judge. Again, nothing is better than good word-of-mouth. If customers are saying a contractor is honest and trustworthy, it’s a good bet the contractor possesses those important qualities.

Northeastern Fences is confident you’ll find those qualities in our work.

Your Review Matters

By leaving a review of your contractors, you help other people in your area by sharing your experience. Whether it’s Northeastern Fences or another company, leaving a review is about helping your fellow friends and neighbors find the best contractor for their needs.

How do I reach Northeastern Fences?

Northeastern Fences is based in Selkirk, NY. Call us at (518) 767-9316 or stop by at 1650 US Route 9W Suite 103. You also can reach Northeastern Fences anytime online.

One final thought. As you review fence contractors, ask around. Find out “the word on the street.” The words you hear about us will be positive. That’s the best review of all.

By Joe Shear on July 10th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment